Giving My Silki hens an Hair Cut

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  1. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One day I was online reading about chickens, and it said that some people give silkies hair cuts [​IMG] . Then I relized that my silkies couldn't SEE [​IMG] so I verry carefully trimed the hair like feathers around my verry tamed hens eyes. They didn't even notice to busy watchin t.v. [​IMG] The Hair cuts turned out verry good if I say so my self. They can now see, and they have HUGE eyes. Its funny but after 2 "hair cuts" I looked like I could use one my self, "hair" everywhere [​IMG] !
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    One day I was online reading about chickens, and it said that some people give silkies hair cuts [​IMG] . Then I relized that my silkies couldn't SEE [​IMG] so I verry carefully trimed the hair like feathers around my verry tamed hens eyes. They didn't even notice to busy watchin t.v. [​IMG] The Hair cuts turned out verry good if I say so my self. They can now see, and they have HUGE eyes. Its funny but after 2 "hair cuts" I looked like I could use one my self, "hair" everywhere [​IMG] !

    cute, now we need some pics! [​IMG]
     
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  3. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Sounds very cool. But i agree we do need some pics.[​IMG]
     
  4. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

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    I'll try to get some soon [​IMG]
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'll try to get some soon [​IMG]

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  6. Dowie

    Dowie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2!
     
  7. lashlsufan

    lashlsufan Out Of The Brooder

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    How were they acting before vs after the hair cut? We have a newly introduced Silkie to our flock and she moves around very little. She will sit in the middle of the coop for hours at a time. Should I trim around her eyes or could there be a different problem. She is approximately 17 weeks old.
    Thanks for the reply.
     
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  8. OlivesMama

    OlivesMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I trim my Silkie's fluff around her eyes too. I can't seem to keep up though! I've trimmed each week, but it grows faster than that. She's almost 5 months now. I did it after hearing about how the fluff around their eyes can make them jumpy, same with Polish and other breeds that have a lot of feathers. She didn't seem to act any different post-cut. She still turns her head funny to try and see me.
     
  9. lashlsufan

    lashlsufan Out Of The Brooder

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    I just wanted to give an update on our silkie, Tina. We gave her a "haircut" on Thursday of last week and are amazed at her transition! Previously, she would sit in the same place all day without moving except to occasionally hobble to time food and water. She would not go in or out the coop on her and never interacted with the other chickens. It may all be a crazy coincidence, but I think not. She is a new bird... Walking around, interacting with other chickens, in an out the coop on her yesterday and today. I do believe she was unable to see (silkie's already have poor eyesight from what I have read), and the feathers constantly irritated her eyes. Therefore, if you are having any issues with your silkie including little movement, constant head twitching, no interaction, then I suggest trying out the haircut option. We did not go hardcore on trimming the feathers around her eyes, but it eloped significantly. I do not have any good pictures of the cut but would be willing to take some if anyone is interests.
     
  10. OlivesMama

    OlivesMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had my 5 month old Silke for about a month now, and I've had to give her weekly "fluff cuts" around her eyes. She does the head twitching thing if I don't, then she gets all happy and moves a lot quicker once she can see again. I'd love to see a picture of her and how the cut looks!
     

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